NHTSA to review a petition concerning 500,000 Tesla vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to officially investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles due to sudden unintended acceleration reports. The petition includes 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016 through 2019 Tesla Model X, and 2018 through 2019 Tesla Model […]

Tesla states it plans to open China design and research center

Tesla Inc logo

U.S. electric automaker Tesla prepares to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company stated in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers and other workers to help meet the goal, and called for applications by February 1, but did not mention […]

General Motors moves over 1,350 temporary employees to full-time jobs

General Motors

General Motors stated on Wednesday that over 1,350 hourly workers at its assembly plants in the United States will move into full-time jobs in the first quarter of 2020. The employees are from 14 General Motors production facilities located in Michigan, Indiana, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky, the company stated. “We are […]

General Motors sales dropped in China sales for another year

General Motors

General Motors’s vehicle sales in China dropped for a second year as total auto sales decreased amid a sluggish economy and due to the competition in the major mid-priced sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Sales in 2019 dropped 15% from a year previously to 3.09 million vehicles, GM, China’s second-biggest foreign automaker, stated. GM delivered […]

Ford Mustang is the best selling American muscle car in 2019

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Three months after the Dodge Challenger had beaten the Ford Mustang away on the third-quarter reports, the car pulled away for a significant full-year win among American muscle cars. Ford moved 17,124 in the fourth quarter to complete 2019 at 72,489, thus beating the Challenger’s ultimate tally of 60,997. Dodge sold 18,301 of the aging coupes – […]

Nikola Motor aims to reduce the cost of electric vehicles

Nikola Motor Company

Automakers across the world are spending tens of billions of dollars to electrify their line-ups, but there are still enough difficulties that are limiting mainstream acceptance — such as range and cost. But Phoenix-based Nikola Motor may have discovered what its CEO describes as the “Holy Grail of batteries,” an alternative to the current lithium-ion […]

Ford quarterly sales fall on the downturn in passenger cars demand

Ford logo in their auto plant

Ford Motor on Monday reported a 1.3% decline in fourth-quarter vehicle sales as soft demand for passenger cars exceeded higher sales of pick-up trucks. Ford’s figures rounded off U.S. automakers’ sales for last year, with passenger cars dropping out of favor with buyers amid lower oil prices and as automakers concentrated on SUVs and pick-ups […]